Hell's Kitchen

ALL NEW / SEASON FINALE
THU 8/7c JUL 24

Episode Recaps

9 Chefs Compete, Part 1 of 2

Recap Image

Aired: 7/16/12

As the sun rises on a new day, the nine remaining chefs are more anxious than ever. However, Chef Ramsay has a plan to break the tension: a wing-eating competition. He asks for two volunteers from each team. Barbie and Tiffany step up for the Red Team, while Brian and Justin agree to play for the Blue Team. He then introduces a fifth player: World champion competitive eater Joey Chestnut.

Chef Ramsay explains that whoever eats 60 wings first wins $500. Although Brian does an admirable job, Joey Chestnut clears his plate first and takes the prize. After the fun is over, Chef Ramsay announces the serious challenge of the morning: the Hell's Kitchen Blind Taste Test. This is the one challenge that has been on every season of the show, and not once has any competitor achieved a perfect score.

Since the Red Team has an extra member, Kimmie volunteers to sit out. Christina goes head-to-head with Brian in an attempt to identify four different foods. They both correctly identify the beets and pineapple but miss the shallot. Christina also does not identify the turkey. The Red Team gets two points, and the Blue Team earns three.

Barbie and Robyn are up next. Barbie is able to only identify one of the four ingredients, while Robyn misses all four. The score is tied.

View Full Recap »

Photos From This Episode

Latest Full Episodes

1DAY

Episodes appear online 1 day after airdate. Learn more

Season/
Episode
Episode Title Description Air Date Expires
12/20 Winner Chosen (43:12)  
Winner  ChosenOne chef will be crowned winner of "Hell's Kitchen."
07/24/2014 08/28/2014
12/19 4 Chefs Compete (43:12)  
4 Chefs CompeteThe top four finalists take control of the kitchen.
07/17/2014 08/28/2014
12/18 5 Chefs Compete (43:12)  
5 Chefs CompeteThe competition reaches new heights.
07/10/2014 08/28/2014
12/17 6 Chefs Compete (43:12)  
6 Chefs CompeteIt's a Hell's Kitchen tailgate.
07/03/2014 08/28/2014
12/16 7 Chefs Compete... (43:12)  
7 Chefs Compete AgainThe competition heats up.
06/26/2014 08/28/2014

1 day

Episodes are available 1 day after airdate to subscribers of participating TV providers. Learn More

8 days

Episodes unlock 8 days after airdate.